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Do you avoid intense workouts for fear of leaking? Do you avoid intercourse because it’s painful? As a pelvic health physical therapist I’m often sounding the alarm that the issues you’re living with are in fact, issues. Most people don’t know that leaking and having painful sex are two of the most prominent issues among […]
You expected the precious gift of baby, but not all the post-birth changes to your body are so-called “gifts”. Good news first- some of these changes won’t stick around forever! Bad news- some will hang on like a fly at a barbeque. It is important to understand the A to Z of the most common […]
Self-care can take on many forms, but at its core it’s doing something to create joy, mental clarity, and establish healthy practices that prioritize…you. Pregnancy can be strenuous and offer challenges to your physical and mental well-being. Annnd you probably still have other buckets to fill in your relationships, career, and daily life. At Thrive […]
Pregnant during summer? Hop into the pool to relax, stretch, and strengthen. You can move with intention to prepare for birth while also enjoying genuine self-care. These three exercises are low-impact and serve a dual-purpose: help your mind and body relax; strengthen and open in preparation for delivery and recovery. The weightlessness our bodies enjoy […]
Stress and anxiety are natural reactions to living. Read that again! Our body is wired to protect us and keep us safe. When we anticipate real or perceived threats to our safety- emotional, mental or physical- we call on our fight, flight, or freeze responses. This is common and natural, and a pertinent function of […]
Becoming a mother is a mixture of uncertainty, preparation and joy. When I was expecting my first son in 2011, I was so excited about the prospect of starting a family, but I was overwhelmed and underprepared for the postpartum season of my life. My delivery was pretty smooth. It was a vaginal delivery […]